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Interior Designer Secrets

Moving into a new home can be an exciting experience, especially when you get to start from scratch decorating it. Even if you are simply updating your current home’s interior and are looking to hire an interior designer – Columbus moving companies have a few secrets we want to let you in on.

First of all, one of the biggest secrets your interior designer may not tell you when you are shopping around in attempts to hire for a major project – is that there is a difference between an interior designer and an interior decorator. Wait, what? Yes, an interior designer builds a project from the beginning, using visionary tactics to utilize the space in the most functional way possible, even considering light and sound. An interior decorator only focuses on furniture, color, textiles, and fabrics in a room.

Now that you know the difference, here is another secret your interior designer may be hiding from you – that particular designer may not be the right match for you. Since designers are, of course, looking to be hired for your project no matter what, because they want your business, they most likely will not tell you that it is best to hire a designer whose style matches and compliments yours. Since they will not tell you, Columbus movers help that this tip helps you to find one that suits you.

If your project is small, do yourself a favor and have a couple consultations with multiple interior designers. Sometimes, a consultation alone can steer you in the right direction so that you can do the project yourself, rather than spending thousands of dollars by hiring the designer.

Decide EXACTLY what you want, before you hire an interior designer; any changes that you make will ultimately increase the completion time and increase the final amount. Your interior designer may tell you that it is okay to make changes as they go along, simply because they will add it to your bill in the end and you will be left in shock. Indecisiveness is harmful during an interior design project.

Just because it exists in a magazine, does not mean that it is functional for real life. Sure, we all want that flawless kitchen and living room we see in the magazines or in celebrity homes; however, the reality is that these rooms are set up for show. The rooms in magazines are staged for the photoshoot, and the rooms in celebrity homes are not used as much as you will use yours – since they travel the majority of the year.  If you like a particular image from a magazine, you may be able to show your interior designer so that they can pull from the same color scheme and style, while still making it functional for daily use.

Your designer should be willing to work with your budget. If your designer tells you that something you love and want is not possible at the price you want – they could be lying. A true, honest, professional, expert designer will know exactly where to find what you want, at the price you want, and if they can’t – find someone who will.